21 Mar 2018 – A couple of days ago I posted a map from NOAA showing that most of the warming on our planet during the month of January took place in the oceans, not on land.
An alert reader (Gabriel) immediately pointed out that NOAA’s map is at odds with the January map issued by Brazil’s Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INMET).
I’ve zoomed in on the NOAA map (below) to highlight Brazil. The NOAA map clearly shows “warmer than average” or “much warmer than average” temperatures across Brazil during the month of January. It shows that only a tiny portion of Brazil enjoyed near average temperatures during that time.
Now take a look at INMET’s January map of Brazil (below).
It sure does present a different picture, doesn’t it?
Which map are we to believe?
Map below is from my post of 19 March 2018, “Is our planet really burning up?”
Thanks to Gabriel for the INMET map.
“I think it’s easier to download the graphs and follow the discussion from the following twitter users (at least I’ve found it interesting…),” says Gabriel.